MASTERCHEF conducted a nationwide search for the best home cooks in America, and through a series of exciting elimination rounds, will turn one of them into a culinary master.
We were surfing the channels last night, and as soon as we saw Gordon Ramsey's mug, had to stop and watch this travesty of a show - only once, I promise, because it was pure torture.
The judges. Now, I can understand Ramsey doing this show because he must've sold his soul to the devil (aka Fox) a long time ago. Along with Ramsey, there's another chef, Graham Elliot Bowles, a Johnson & Wales graduate who has earned 4 stars at a restaurant or two and who has a lot of tattoos.
The third judge is Joe Bastianich, who I have great respect for as a restaurateur, and who I strangely thought would be too busy running all his restaurants to find time to do a TV show, but there's that devil again. Indeed, Joe seems willing to sneer and maybe even be as mean as Gordon; actually, I've had that experience from him in the past at a now shuttered restaurant.
Suffice to say, there's lots of hand wringing, lots of crying, lots of personal stories, and lots of commercials. Anyone else catch this tediousness?